Like "District 9," an allegory of apartheid that took four Oscar nods and put Blomkamp on the map, "Elysium" delivers sci-fi without dumbing it down. It's a hell-raiser with a social conscience. — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
With its scorched Earth and brave new world themes, "Elysium" is decidedly more thought-provoking than most big-studio summer fare. — Claudia Puig, USA Today
In a summer of antiseptic effects spectacles, "Elysium" stands out for its grime and intensity, as well as the bluntness of its class allegory. — Ben Kenigsberg, RogerEbert.com
The legacy of the summer, thus far, has been jetsam: moribund movies that lie there, bloated and beached, gasping to break even. But here is something angry and alive. — Anthony Lane, The New Yorker Do you plan on seeing this movie? Leave a review of the film with a comment below after you do.